Today Was A Fairytale Chord Chart by Taylor Swift

Welcome to my Today Was A Fairytale Chord Chart by Taylor Swift. Very fun song to play on the guitar. I like that it's mostly the same 4 easy chord over and over again. Can't go wrong with a good old pop tune for getting your guitar chords situated. There are variations of the C chord (Cadd9), the D chord (Dsus4) and the Em chord (Em7). If you don't know these chords, no worries. Just use the regular open chords to play along with.

Let's go over a few different strumming options that would work for playing along. Each chord is two beats except for the part where the lyrics go "Time slows down whenever you're around".

Easy Strumming 1:
1  2 + 3  4  +
D D U D D U

Strumming 2: 
1 +  2 +a  3 +  4 + a
B B D DU B B D DU

Strumming 3: First chord changes on "+" of 2
|G                C                            |
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
  DUDU  DUDU  DUDU  DUDU

 

Today Was A Fairytale Chord Chart by Taylor Swift

Intro: |G Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4| :|x2


Verse:
|G                     Cadd9 |                     | Em7
  Today was a fairytale you were the prince
                        Dsus4|
I used to be a damsel in distress
|G                             Cadd9|                                     |Em7
  You took me by the hand and you picked me up at six
                       Dsus4|      |G Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4|
Today was a fairytale
                        |G         Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4|
Today was a fairytale


|G                    Cadd9|                |Em7
  Today was a fairytale I wore a dress
                  Dsus4|
You wore a dark grey t-shirt
|G                              Cadd9|                            |Em7
   You told me I was pretty when I looked like a mess
                      Dsus4 |      
Today was a fairytale
Em                       D                                C       D
 Time slows down    whenever you’re around


Chorus:
|G           Cadd9|                        |Em7
   Can you feel this magic in the air
                                   Dsus4|
It must have been the way you kissed me
|G         Cadd9|                                  | Em7
   Fell in love when I saw you standin there
                               Dsus4|
It must of been the way
                       |G       Cadd9|  |Em7
Today was a fairytale
                                    Dsus4|
It must have been the way
                      | G       Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4 |
Today was a fairytale

Verse:
|G                         Cadd9|
    Today was a fairytale
                     | Em7                          Dsus4|
You've got a smile that takes me to another planet
|G                         Cadd9|                                | Em7
   Every move you make everything you say is right
                     Dsus4|
Today was a fairytale
|G                       Cadd9|                       |Em7
    Today was a fairytale all that I could say
                       Dsus4|
Its now getting so much clearer
|G                      Cadd9|                                  |Em7
   Nothing made sense till the time I saw your face
                       Dsus4|
Today was a fairytale
Em                       D                                C       D
 Time slows down    whenever you’re around


Chorus:
|G           Cadd9|                        |Em7
   Can you feel this magic in the air
                                   Dsus4|
It must have been the way you kissed me
|G         Cadd9|                                  | Em7
   Fell in love when I saw you standin there
                               Dsus4|
It must of been the way
                       |G       Cadd9|  |Em7
Today was a fairytale
                                    Dsus4|
It must have been the way
                      | G      Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4 |
Today was a fairytale


Solo: | G Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4 | :|x2


Bridge: (All down strums; can palm mute)
Em                        D                               C
 Time slows down   whenever you’re around
                        D                                 Em
I can feel my heart its beating in my chest
                       D                         C    D
Did you feel it    I cant put this down

Chorus:
    |G           Cadd9|                        |Em7
But can you feel this magic in the air
                                   Dsus4|
It must have been the way you kissed me
|G         Cadd9|                                  | Em7
   Fell in love when I saw you standin there
                               Dsus4|
It must of been the way


Chorus: (Light strumming)
|G           Cadd9|                        |Em7
   Can you feel this magic in the air
                                   Dsus4|
It must have been the way you kissed me
|G         Cadd9|                                  | Em7
   Fell in love when I saw you standin there
                               Dsus4| (build strumming back up)
It must of been the way
                       |G       Cadd9|  |Em7
Today was a fairytale
                                    Dsus4|
It must have been the way
                      | G      Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4 |
Today was a fairytale


Outro:

|G    Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4|
Ohh ohh       ohh   ohh
|G Cadd9| |Em7 Dsus4|                 G(hold)
yeah ohh    ohh         Today was a fairytale

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.


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